Welcoming New Leaders and Kim Sepich as Vice President, Student Affairs

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A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources

Over the past few months, we’ve welcomed a number of new leaders at Valencia, including Jennifer Robertson, executive dean, Poinciana Campus; John Slot, vice president, information technology and chief information officer; and Terri Daniels, executive dean, Winter Park Campus; and, I am excited to share that we’ll add at least one more in the fall term.

Earlier in the year, we announced that Joyce Romano would bring her deep expertise and relationships with our public school partners and the University of Central Florida to the new role of vice president of educational partnerships to prepare students for college-level work, and strengthen the pathways for students to, through and beyond Valencia. Meanwhile, with the involvement of campus and college representatives in several divisions, we began a search for the next vice president of student affairs.

Now, after two rounds of recruitment and interviews, I am very pleased to announce that we have found Kim-Sepich-270wour new vice president of student affairs: Kim Sepich, currently serving as the associate vice president in the North Carolina Community College system. She will begin at Valencia on Monday, October 3, 2016.

Prior to her most recent role, Dr. Sepich also served as the vice president for student affairs at Davidson County Community College in North Carolina. In recent years, she led reform work around guided pathways throughout the state system, working with nearly 60 colleges as they reshaped advising, curriculum, transfer policies and student induction to improve student success.

Currently, she is an Aspen Presidential Fellow, along with our very own Kathleen Plinske, president, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses. Dr. Sepich has particular strengths in collaboration, especially between student affairs and academic affairs. She is a thoughtful, compelling and collaborative leader. Please join me and the search committee in welcoming her to Valencia in the fall.

Valencia continues to grow in ways that serve our students and our community and, we have now posted an opening for the executive dean of the new UCF/Valencia Downtown Campus. Thanks for being a part of making these new leaders feel welcomed in the Valencia community.

3 Comments

  • Mike Bosley said:

    Welcome to everyone, so excited to be working with each of you!

    PMWed, 03 Aug 2016 14:21:16 +0000Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:21:16 +0000pm16,2:21 pm

  • Gloria Hines said:

    Congrats to Dr. Romano and all the new leaders. Miss everyone but know your work will continue to focus on our students and the community.

    PMSat, 06 Aug 2016 22:04:25 +0000Sat, 06 Aug 2016 22:04:25 +0000pm16,10:04 pm

  • Karen Cowden said:

    Welcome to the Valencia family.

    PMSun, 28 Aug 2016 14:20:48 +0000Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:20:48 +0000pm16,2:20 pm

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